Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:
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Eugene S. · Married on 02/01/2021
Everyone had a great experience!
As the father of the Bride, I hoped that the wedding would be everything that my daughter had envisioned. It was every bit of that and more...the quality of the food, service, decor and most of all, the professional manner in which Gail Ming and her staff provided a seamless, worry-free administering of the event...was perfection. But the proof is in the remarks of our guests...who were unanimous in their praise of the event.Sent on 01/14/2020
Alison R. · Married on 10/24/2020
Wedding at the Horticulture Center
There aren't enough words to explain how amazing our Horticulture Center wedding was. I contacted Leila about two months or so prior to our wedding date to see if there was any last minute availability due to some changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Leila from Constellation Catering was very responsive and informative and we quickly picked a date. She worked with us consistently over the next two months to arrange for our perfect, intimate ceremony and dinner. Leila answered every single question we had and helped connect us to vendors we wouldn't have otherwise had access to.Sent on 10/27/2020
On the day of our wedding, Leila's staff was EXCELLENT. Adam was the event captain and the night was absolutely seamless. My family commented on how friendly the servers and bartenders were. Tara, in particular, helped my husband and I throughout the evening and she was so attentive. She made sure we always had new drinks and that our food stayed warm until we were finally able to sit down.
I wish we could have another wedding here, it was truly an amazing experience.
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Jim S. · Married on 02/09/2020
Couldn't have made a better choice
Excellent venue, atmosphere better than a country club. Appetizers & main course was excellent ( large variety of main courses, appetizers and signature cocktails available) Facility can accommodate large or small weddings. Constellation staff was easy to work with when making arrangements. We couldn't have been happier with my daughter's big day.Sent on 10/29/2019
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